Poll shows popularity for President Macron tumbling
Paris, France - A poll out on Sunday shows the popularity rating of France’s new President Emmanuel Macron has slumped ten points to hit 54 per cent over the past month.
While Macron has made a strong start on the world stage and won a solid majority in parliament, his first three months in power have not been completely trouble-free. He was widely criticised by opponents and the press as heavy-handed after a row over budget cuts that ended with the resignation of a highlyregarded military chief.
The 39 year old leader has also backed a controversial bill to toughen France’s security laws that includes measures some rights groups have branded as draconian. His majority in parliament has drawn concern, with opponents and several newspapers expressing concern over the concentration of power in the presidency. According to an Ifop poll carried out for Journal du Dimanche newspaper, the number of French people satisfied with his performance fell ten points from 64 per cent in June.